William Stanley Brantley

February 23, 1943 - September 4, 2023
William Stanley Brantley

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William Stanley Brantley, 80, of Bath, North Carolina, passed away at his home on September 4, 2023. He was born February 23, 1943 in Nash County, North Carolina. William was the son of the late Alvin Floyd Brantley and Hayes Short-Brantley.

Surviving William is his loving wife, Sandra Brantley. He is also survived by his two sons, Shane Brantley and wife Sandy of Middlesex, NC, and Phil Talton and wife Teresa of Wilson, NC. Additionally, his daughter, Angel Pace and husband Nick of Cary, NC, mourn his loss.

William leaves behind two brothers: Dennis “Dink” Brantley and wife Ilene of Middlesex, NC, and Roger Brantley of Mooresville, NC. He is also survived by his sister, Truesa Hopkins, and her significant other Danny Ray of Middlesex, NC.

William’s memory will be cherished by his five grandsons and a granddaughter: Jesse Cole and wife Alyssa, Chance, Ian, Brendan, and Blake and wife Katie as well as his Granddaughter Serena. He was eagerly awaiting the arrival of a granddaughter, Amelia Mae, and also leaves behind a great-granddaughter, Camilla. Numerous nieces and nephews join the family in mourning the loss of their beloved William.

In addition to his family, William had a special bond with his loyal companion, his beloved dog Buddy.

A celebration of life will be held in his honor on Saturday September 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM located at the Brantley Residence. His memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him. May he rest in eternal peace.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to assist the Brantley family.

Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 16, 2023
3:00 PM

Brantley Residence

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  • September 26, 2023
    Tashabass1971@gmail.com says:
    Stanley was such a FUN guy! My prayers are with you ALLLLL! God speed!

  • September 19, 2023
    Gary Burbage says:
    Stanley was a giving man. He picked up and gave away more pecans than just about anyone I know and he didn't even have a pecan tree.

  • September 15, 2023
    Kerrie Grant Dixon says:
    Stanley will be truly missed. He was such a humble and fun loving man. I will always remember him cooking at ,'The Ranch'. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife, Sandra. Stanley will be truly missed by Woody and Kerrie Dixon. We loved him very much. 😔😪

  • September 13, 2023
    Robin Boyd says:
    We will miss seeing Mr. Stanley at the grill in Bath. Sending our prayers & sympathy to your family. Dal & Robin Boyd Old Town Country Kitchen Bath, NC

  • September 12, 2023
    Margie Cooke-Tankard says:
    Where do you find the words to share ... Stanley, oh Lord ..I don't even know how long that I've known Stanley & Sandra, I guess ever since they moved to Pine Crest on the river. Stanley was an amazing man with a Heart ❤️ that was always running over with goodness. In June of 1996 my son Anthony was ending his Senior in high school and just a few weeks short of graduation his lost his best friend to a car accident, (my son's senior year and he was lost himself) Stanley Brantley stepped up to the plate that summer and gave my son a job pulling crab pots, and God in Heaven knows that Stanley was a very positive role model for my son ., I'm sure they shared stories and a (few beer)out there day in and day out probably many that Anthony still remembers today. I don't want to write a book but Stanley & Sandra were there when we loaded up and headed down the Kelly Rd. with snow knee deep covering everything here at home to travel for a wedding in Wintergreen,Virginia oh yeah, he was there again., Anthony was getting married. Stanley has always been just Stanley, a true friend regardless of the season .... crabbing, or hunting season...if you hadn't seen him in a while he was Stanley, always saying Hey Sug ! Sandra I can't imagine what you have experienced or are even going through because each and every loss is different for each person but I want you to know that Stanley was a God Send to many and was loved by my family. We send The most Heartfelt Condolences & So Much Love, We Love You Sandra, Margie, Darrell, Anthony & Brandi Cooke ❤

  • September 12, 2023
    LB Rainey says:
    Sandra, my sincerest condolences to you and your family and friends of Stanley. May the Lord bless you with His peace and comfort. L B Rainey

  • September 12, 2023
    Edward & Martha Harding says:
    Sandra, both Martha and I were so sorry to learn of Stanley's passing. He certainly was a good friend and I know he'll be missed by so many people. You take care of yourself and if there's anything I can possibly do to help, please let me know. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you during this difficult time.

  • September 12, 2023
    connie daw says:
    Sandra and family, We were so sorry to hear about Stanley. Sure going to miss seeing him and you at Harris's on Sundays. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Van and Connie Daw

  • September 10, 2023
    Bridget Melvin says:
    I’m so sorry to hear about Stanley. We sure will miss seeing him at Martelles. Sending love and prayers to the family. 🙏🏻

  • September 08, 2023
    Faye Rose says:
    A good man that will always be remembered….Sandra, I am praying for you, love you ❤️

  • September 08, 2023
    leo mccollum says:
    knew mr, stanley for many years while i worked for turner pest control ,very nice and understanding man,fly high mr ,stanley

  • September 08, 2023
    Sissy Credle says:
    Mr. Stanley will be greatly missed--he was a great friend to my family. Thoughts and prayers are being sent to you Mrs. Sandra---

  • September 07, 2023
    Scotty Mason says:
    Stanley was a good man and will be missed by so many.